Wonderful weather for a three-piece version of the Cavemen on Sunday at Yalaha Bakery. Best compliment of the day: “Who originally recorded that song?” a woman asked us following “Horizon Moon.”
Uh, we did. How cool is that?
Jimmy Carl, D-Squared and Tie-Dye Thurston had a fine time mixing blues, originals and a few pop covers, mostly without incident. One exception was Tie-dye’s extended drum solo, an explosion of noise that happened when he leaned back to grab his specs, toppling the Cajon that was doubling as a chair and sending him backwards into his amplifier.
Boom! Followed by a bone-rattling blast of Townshend-worthy distortion. Next week, we wreck the hotel room! (Happily, Tie-dye is all right, though he landed harder on his back because he was holding his electric guitar aloft to keep it from being damaged.)
Here’s what we played:
Set 1. He’ll Have to Go (Jim Reeves cover); The Weight (The Band cover); Watching the River Flow (Bob Dylan cover); Marlena; You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover); You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); Come On, Come On; Long May You Run (Neil Young cover).
Set. 2. Canyon Full of Tears; Samosa Girls; Fortune Teller (Allen Toussaint cover); Compilation Blues; White Freightliner (Townes Van Zandt cover); Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan cover); The Last Time (Rolling Stones cover); Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); American Girl (Tom Petty cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover).
Set 3. Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); T-Bone Shuffle (T-Bone Walker cover); She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover); Horizon Moon.